Fake card cop in Koh Samui. He even has his electric garland, just to be seen at night ... :-D

Unusual Thailand

  Between Two Journeys

Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic translation made from a post originally written in French. My apologies for any strange sentences and funny mistakes that may have been generated during the process. If you are reading French, click on the French flag below to access the original and correct text: 

This thread on TravelForum.com inspired me to take this little series of pictures. Unusual or funny scenes, captured during my various trips to the "land of smiles" ... Thai Amazing! (Slogan of the Thai tourist office.)


Click on the images to see them in big size ...



Thai style: same but different!

Our friends the animals ...

Long-tail boats


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  1. Woooaaah,
    I swing between depression and nostalgia seeing these pictures!

    Et curieusement la première Babouk que j’ai vu en Thaïlande était à Tao… Tu crois qu’on a rencontré la même ? 😯

  2. @ Akway: Oh, I too was nostalgic browsing my photo archives to select these images ... Thanks to you, I discovered the small name of this impressive spider: babouk. I do not know if we saw the same, but one thing is sure: under this climate, the beasties full of paws are broom (cockroaches / cockroaches / cockroaches, who love to squat the bathrooms, are also scary too). In fact, the only animals that I really like in the tropics are the nice mosquito geckos. And then, the cry of the gecko, in the evening, on the terrace of the bungalow, has for me an indefinable charm ...

    @ Martial: Hé, hé, je reconnais bien là ton esprit persifleur! 😆

  3. No reason to fear baboons Corinne,
    they are spiders that do not bite unless they are cornered (they do not weave webs either).
    En revanche elles chassent activement (en les coursant) les cafards et autres cancrelats qui constituent sont repas quotidien( la demoiselle a donc tout pour te plaire). C’est comme une bouteille de Baygon sur pattes, mais sans les produits chimiques 🙂
    Since I know that I'm saving them when I find them in my bungalow.

    cf. http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babouk

    Otherwise I better for the song of the gecko at night in the woods, finally if we talk about the same strange sound ...

  4. @ akway:

    I'm not too keen on critters, actually. In general, I let them live their lives, even if I do not like the idea of living with a spider of this size. Thank you for the link!

    I do not want too much spiders to be so ugly, considering how they are useful elsewhere (mosquito-scavengers and cockroaches). I'm saving them too, I'm a friend of the animals!

    As for the song of the gecko, for my part I transcribe it as follows: